I've reviewed, revised, realigned and retooled the Roving Home. And, with the help of Google's remarkable software, "Sketch Up," I have made some amazing discoveries.
After staring for weeks at a two dimensional line drawing that I created in Photoshop, I just couldn't wrap my brain around details that only three dimensional rendering could flesh out. From scratch, I patiently assembled a model of my interior and solved a nagging problem that I had brushed under the rug with the thinking that once I get the vehicle, "I'll just figure it out." Laziness leads to haste, and as the old adage goes, "Haste makes waste."
I have no desire to stand in the middle of my van after driving it home to a garage painstakingly prepared with accessories and tools, only to start my build first by wondering just where in the heck I'm going to start my build. Time is money, and right now I've got only a few scattered moments here and there to toss the puzzle around in my brain.
Here's the first rendering I did during my lunch break, spread out over a few days.
I had crazy ideas as to how my sliding bed concept would actually work. Then I began to realize I was kidding myself as to its safety and effectiveness...until I found this faucet.
It's like saying I have to cut a straight piece of wood with a perfectly square right angle, yet I'm determined to do so using a hand-held jig saw rather than a much more expensive table saw. I have learned through trial and error that buying that expensive table saw is the only option. I would then make that cut and fit that square piece of wood perfectly into the spot it needs to go. After which I would wake up every morning to a job well done, rather than my regret of a job poorly done.